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Metal Gear Solid 2: Retro Review

Over the last weekend I completed Metal Gear Solid 2, properly, for the first time. I say properly, but I actually did it in Easy mode. It was fine, I think I definitely could have pushed it up to Normal or even Hard without a whole lot ...

 
 
 

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Destructoid, you're now famous in Ireland! My Halloween Costume pictured outside a bank in County Tipperary, Ireland. "Making of" pictures coming soon.

 
 
 
 

I, Game Designer: Sonic 2

I've had a keen interest in the design of Video Games for a long time, and recently I got down to tracking down where that interest really came from. I went backwards throughout my life and numerous factors emerged: the magazine GamesTM w...

 
 
 

Why? Why must you leave me?!

Two days ago, my 360 died. I'd seen it coming, it's been noisy lately (noisier than usual) and last week the colours went crazy on it. Two days ago, the colours did the same thing, so I tried turning it off... and on... Black screen. *Gas...

 
 
 

My Gaming Room: Hobokart Edition

Having been an active participant in this site for nearly two years now, it seems kind of odd to finally be posting images of my entertainment room after all this time. Then again, I guess it's about time I did so. It's not very special, an...

 
 
 

My Week in Wizard 101: Special Report

Well friends, I have bad news, I won't be able to finish my week in Wizard 101 until some time next week. It turns out that my credit card, which I never use, is expired and I wont get it replaced until next tuesday. I've completed every ...

 
 
 

My Week in Wizard 101: Day Two

Check out Day One Okay, so it's Day 2, and today was the first day I was confronted with the option to pay for areas. I don't have anything against this in concept, after all this entire game is based on Microtransactions, my problem was...

 
 
 

My Week in Wizard 101: Day One

The other day, while listening to either Rebel FM or ListenUP (I forget which), the guys were talking about a lot of "free" MMORPGs which rely on microtransactions to survive. Having never played any of these games, and having tried but n...

 
 
 

The DS Drop List

At long last, I am soon to be picking up a DS Lite for myself (and just in time for the Night shifts I'll be doing over the holidays), and was wondering if any of you communitarians have advice on what to pick up. Here's what I'm already pl...

 
 
 

Oh God. It's happening again...

I picked up Pokemon Fire Red. The clock is at 43:26. Oh dear. I remember when I was about nine or ten, when Pokemon Red and Blue had just come out here in Ireland. These games were the talk of the school yard, and I begged my mom to buy ...

 
 
 

Slow News day: HD Wii is inevitable... Mr. Anderson

Wow, those folks at CVG seen to be really on the ball today. In a recent interview with Miyamoto, they managed to drag such comments as: "I'm afraid we cannot confirm what we are doing today, but the fact of the matter is that technology...

 
 
 

What now? My disappointment with Fable II

As many of you are aware, I haven't been active here on Destructoid for quite a while. This was partly because of my lack of interest in a lot of games which had been coming out over the last couple of months particularly during the summe...

 
 
 
 
 

Nintendo has officially abandoned us

After Nintendo's disasterous (yes, I do mean disasterous. Toys are not videogames) press conference the other day, there was one thing on every gamers mind: Have Nintendo completely lost touch with the hardcore gamer? Do they really care ...

 
 
 
 

No Price drop for PS3

In the scoop of the century, it seems that Sony has confirmed that the PS3 will not be recieving a price drop in the near future. According to GameIndustry.biz, Nobuyuki Oneda (I didn't know who he was either) has stated that Sony is comm...

 
 
 

Rock Band 2 Setlist?

According to videogaming247 (and succintly gathered together by Eurogamer), the complete setlist for the upcoming Rock Band 2 (due in Novemeber) has been revealed. Of course this may all be utter garbage, and it does seem a little early, ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Five Reasons I'm Looking Forward to Blood Bowl

5. It's a sports game I can get into What's that EA Sports? You wonder why games journalists are reviewers don't give you a fair go? Here is the answer: Less overated "Sport Stars", More fucking Orks with big axes! I mean really, I rarel...

 
 
 

Over 9000 My Bollox!

*Entering Jim Stirling Rant Mode: You know what? Fuck you Jim Sterling, you fucking cunt! I refuse to bow to you're bloody stupid c-blog ruining cuntology on this occasion. You sit there in you're Ivory tower (or taxi company) and practica...

 
 
 

Driv4r? Ubisoft says so...

According to European gaming news site Eurogamer, Newcastle studio Relections is once again working on a Driver sequel, this time under the watcful eye of new owners Ubisoft. While the last couple of Driver games were far from up to scrat...

 
 
 
 

EA thinks 'Cult' of Journalists is out to get them

According to GameIndustry.biz, EA chief John Riccitiello believes that there is "cadre of Journalists" who refuse to give EA's repetitive year on year Sports titles the benefit of the doubt. He goes on to imply that "anybody with a pen" (...

 
 
 

Points Make it Better #1: Sonic 2

Sonic 2 (originally released on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis) is quite possibly one of the greatest platforming games released on any system. Ever. No, wait, we're not twelve year olds so let's just leave the stupid "Mario is Bettar!" argum...

 
 
 
 

Leipzig Games Convention 2008

I was thinking recently of heading to the Leipzig games convention this august and was wondering if anyone else was going or if anyone wanted to form up a Destructoid "team" to report on this event. Leipzig is fast becoming the most importa...

 
 

About superhoboone of us since 7:36 PM on 08.01.2007

Welcome to the World of Tommorrow!

https://www.billykennedydesign.com

My name is Billy i.e the Fantastic Super Hobo!
I live in Ireland, a country devoid of all things in gaming, and as a member of the EU, one of the last places in the world to recieve most games.

Now Playing:
- Final Fantasy 12
- Mass Effect

Favourite Games (OAT):
- Bioshock
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Mass Effect
- Dawn of War
- Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat
- Battlefield 2
- Harvest Moon: BTN
- Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver
- Super Mario Land
- Final Fantasy IX

My Literary Heroes:




 
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